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Old January 8, 2019, 04:38 PM   #1
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Rifle Primers in pistol cases.

Hi Chaps,

I previously did a post about some 20 year old, good condition large pistol primers that came my way. These worked flawlessly.
I have now acquired some 20 year old CCI large rifle primers from the same source. My question is would they be safe to use for .44 Special and .44 Magnum handloads?
This is for target shooting in a Rossi 92 in .44 Magnum with a 16 inch barrel.
The CCI Large Pistol Primers I use are 3.12 mm thick. The Large Rifle Primers are 3.23 mm thick and seat nicely flush in the IMI cases I will be using. All these hand loads will be with a magnum length case rather than a special.
Special load, 200-240 grain cast lead bullet over 6 grains of Bullseye.
Magnum load, 180 or 240 grain FMJ or 240 grain copper washed round nose. This will be over 20 grains of Vihtavuori N110. All these loads subject to modification after advice.
All advice and comment gratefully received.
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